Oral Presentation Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference 2016

An educators journey (#261)

Dawn Gleeson 1
  1. School of Bioscience, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

What are the factors that influence the choice of a career? Is it genotype, environment or as we tell our students, most commonly an interaction between the two. This talk will examine one such career and the influences that steered that career into Genetics education. What factors make a career in Genetics education exhilarating? Having the pleasure of relating to students the exciting new discoveries across three decades. Adapting to the changes in the tertiary education system. Acknowledging the increase in the diversity and expectations of our students. Managing the new technologies in teaching. Training the students to be ready, not only for the changing employment opportunities, but also the impact of genetics on their life.